Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K per year. Work is enjoyable for Licensed Acupuncturists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Licensed Acupuncturists (54 percent) survey respondents. More than a third enjoy medical while one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,126 - $83,051
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$29K
$45K
$83K
MEDIAN: $45,197
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$20.09 - $86.40
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$20
$41
$86
MEDIAN: $40
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$29,126 - $83,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
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$30,585 - $150,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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$20.09 - $86.40  
   
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,585 - $150,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 62%
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